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Day 36: Monday, 6th August. Destination: The Loome Family, Stillwater, Minnesota
...Back in Monroeville (day 24) at the Cyclists Lodging, I'd photocopied a hand-written note offering free accommodation to cylists in Stillwater, so I followed the sketch map up the hill and found the big blue house as described. There lived the lovely Loome family, who opened their doors to me and made me feel totally welcome. The note had been left by David Loome (currently away walking), and I spent the afternoon playing with the family cat before popping down to the library (to catch up on some blogging), and the evening chatting and eating pizza with his mother Karen and sister Cecilia, before being tucked up in a lovely, comfy bed. Thank you so much, D, K & C for such a memorable stay. Without doubt, the best evening of my trip so far. I'm now at the end of another map, and the next section has sat in front of me this afternoon, sorting out accommodation & route breakdown with Karen's help.